Alexander A. Bove, Jr. is a widely known and respected trust and estate attorney with over forty years of experience. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law, Emeritus, of Boston University Law School Graduate Tax Program, where he taught estate planning and advanced estate planning for eighteen years. In 1998 he was admitted to practice in England and Wales. Alexander Bove has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Worth, Forbes, Money, and Fortune as an authority on trusts and estate planning and asset protection planning. From 1973 to 1995 he authored the widely acclaimed legal and financial column, "The Family Money," for theBoston Globe. He has published several books on subjects of estate planning, asset protection planning, taxes, trusts and estates. An internationally known lecturer in his fields of expertise, Mr. Bove has lectured at the annual Heckerling Tax Institute, annual meetings of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU), The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), Top of the Table, The Annual Notre Dame Estate Planning Institute, and The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Mr. Bove was named in "The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates" for 2012 - 2013, was named Estate Planner of the Year by the Boston Estate Planning Council, and was elected to the National Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2014. He recently received his Ph. D. in law from the University of Zurich law school.
"Trust Protectors is a valuable textbook and practical guide for the trust and estate practitioner. The author is to be commended for his extensive research and the sensible advice he offers."
-- Alon Kaplan TEP, Managing Partner of Alon Kaplan Law Firm and Chair of MMG Kaplex
"Trust protectors, their status as a fiduciary, their duties and liabilities, their relationship with the trustee, and their rights and powers largely remain an unchartered area of the law. Bove's book is an excellent guide to successfully navigating these waters."
-- Eric P. Hayes, Goodwin Procter
"...Bove's treatise contains comprehensive and helpful chapters on the difference between treating a trust protector as a fiduciary versus someone with a personal power (like a general power of appointment), potential liabilities for trust protectors (and the lawyers who draft trust protector clauses), the relationship between the trust protector and the trustee and, most importantly, 63 pages on "Practical Issues in Using Protectors." This is the part of the book that most special needs planners will find themselves coming back to for ideas and insight into topics like the selection of a trust protector, drafting considerations and detailed descriptions of virtually any powers that could be given to a trust protector."
-- Click to view the full book review from the Academy of Special Needs Planners, ElderLaw Answers --Eric Prichard, Brown & Brown, P.C.
"Alexander Bove's wide-ranging
and scholarly research into the laws of all jurisdictions featuring protectors
has produced a most thoughtful and practical book. It provides valuable
stimulating insights to enable draftspersons, litigators and judges to perform
their roles to the highest standards."
--Justice David Hayton,
Caribbean Court of Justice, Author, Underhill & Hayton, Law of Trusts &
Trustees, 16th Edition
"Dr. Bove's Trust Protectors is
not just a 'practice manual with forms.' It also is a scholarly treatise
dedicated to clarifying and organizing trust protector doctrine. The content is
immediately useful, the scholarship rock-solid, and the coverage encyclopedic.
We North Americans no longer need look beyond our shores for the answers. It is
--Charles E. Rounds, Jr.,
professor, Suffolk University Law School, Member of the Massachusetts bar,
co-author of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee's Handbook
"Divided trusteeship, including trust
protectors, is the most significant fiduciary development in current trust
practice. Alexander Bove's new book on the subject makes a timely and important
contribution to trust practice and scholarship."
--Robert H. Sitkoff, John L.
Gray Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
"Trust Protectors is an exceptionally
well researched, extremely authoritative book that makes it easy to learn the
subject and find the answers to difficult questions you'll need to know. As its
title implies, this is a practice tool, written by probably the most skilled
and knowledgeable practitioner in the United States on the subject. If your
practice involves trusts -- you need this book!"
--Steve Leimberg, Publisher,
Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
"Until now little critical thought had
been given to a trust position that has become very popular with trust practitioners.
Alexander Bove, Jr. has responded to that vacuum with a very thoughtful and
comprehensive examination of the office of the trust protector and of the
question whether a protector should be considered a fiduciary. He provides the
historical underpinnings of the office, examines the salient cases on the
subject in depth, such that the practitioner who reads Mr. Bove's work will
come away with a sound understanding of exactly why he or she is drafting
particular trust protector provisions in a specific way. Literally every
important issue about trust protectors is considered, down to providing a
surprisingly detailed list of criteria for choosing a person to fill that role.
To state that Mr. Bove's treatment of trust protectors is exhaustive would be to
understate the matter. Certainly, for anybody who drafts, reviews, or otherwise
advises on trust documents, Mr. Bove's book is one for which the
characterization of 'must read' is a precise fit."
--Jay D. Adkisson, Riser
"Alexander Bove has produced a
thoughtful and comprehensive treatise on the role and office of protector. He
has addressed the topic with insight and intellect and met head-on the
challenge of a dearth of case law. This work is indispensable for all lawyers
deploying protectors and advisors in the trust context."
--Duncan E. Osborne, Partner,
Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Deleery, L.L.P.
"As will be obvious from the
detailed Table of Contents, Alexander Bove, Jr. is a world authority on
Protectors. His book is infused with brilliant theory, yet at the same time it
is extremely practical. This is an invaluable guide to Protectors: where they
came from, what they are, and what they are not. At all levels one can rely on
the author for his admirable thoroughness and attention to detail. Every estate
planner should own this book."
--Barbara R Hauser, Independent
Family Advisor, Barbara R Hauser LLC
“Trust protectors are controversial,
particularly because a lack of precedents has left courts and practitioners
wondering about the exact nature of a trust protector’s role. This problem is
especially acute in the U.S., where meaningful precedents border on
non-existent. Alexander Bove’s Trust Protectors ably fills this void, primarily
by focusing on several key themes and weaving them into a thoughtful and
coherent analysis of the protector’s role…His [Alexander A. Bove] work is
scholarly, insightful, practical, and should be part of every serious trust
-- John E. Sullivan III,
founder Sullivan & Sullivan Ltd.